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AX │ The Saint John

4-star4 stars
176, Merchant Street, Valletta, VLT 1174, Malta

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Grand Harbour
  • Free WiFi
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  • very stylish and well located - ver6 helpful staff. One or two minor issues -TV system…Jan 24, 2020
  • Very nice room in a good location in central Valletta. Good service from the staff and…Nov 19, 2019

AX │ The Saint John

from £90
  • Comfort Double or Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Comfort Quadruple Room
  • Superior Suite, City View
  • Comfort Single Room
  • Superior Single Room

What’s around AX │ The Saint John


  • Heart of Valletta
  • Grand Harbour - 1-minute walk
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens - 3-minute walk
  • Malta Experience - 3-minute walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 7-minute walk
  • Fort St. Elmo - 8-minute walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 8-minute walk
  • Balluta Bay - 33-minute walk

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) 21-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

AX │ The Saint John’s small print

Also known as

  • AX │ The Saint John Hotel
  • AX │ The Saint John Valletta
  • AX │ The Saint John Hotel Valletta
  • AX ¦ Saint John
  • AX │ The Saint John Hotel
  • AX │ The Saint John Valletta
  • AX │ The Saint John Hotel Valletta


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 21 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for AX │ The Saint John

  • Does AX │ The Saint John offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, AX │ The Saint John does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at AX │ The Saint John?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at AX │ The Saint John?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at AX │ The Saint John?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near AX │ The Saint John?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Tuk tuk (1-min walk), Cheeky Monkey Gastropub (1-min walk) and La Mère Restaurant (1-min walk).
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by AX │ The Saint John?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 21 per vehicle one-way.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 133 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous hotel. Great location and good size room with great amenities.
Susan, gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hotel!
The hotel is clean, modern and in a very good location. Staffs were very helpful too. We enjoyed our stay here!
J p v, gb3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Nice hotel but needs improving
The location is great and the staff are nice however we had a few issues with the room. It didn’t seem finished as the bathroom was open glass so you could see through to the shower (not ideal as I was staying with my brother...) The hotel couldn’t change us and other rooms didn’t have that issue apparently. The bar connected to the hotel played very loud music Friday and Saturday night, well past 12:30 at night which meant it was impossible to get to sleep (although I’m not sure if this is a regular occurrence or we were just unlucky.) Overall it is a nice hotel but for the price, I expected a lot more.
Rosanna, gbTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommend The St John
A beautiful, stylish hotel with funky bar and restaurant. The reception staff were friendly and helpful on arrival and throughout our stay. The food in the restaurant is excellent and very reasonably priced. The location of the hotel is great as its in the centre of Valleta and easy to walk to all areas, yet still quiet. Id highly recommend this hotel and will certainly stay here again when we return to Malta
David, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Great hotel!
Good hotel, good location, friendly staff.
gbFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommendable
Great boutique hotel. Nice, clean and chic. Will definitely return. Breakfast was great too.
Robert, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Almost there with a chic boutique hotel
Boutique new conversion of a 200yr old house in ideal location (although taxis don't know where). Staff very welcoming. Some glitches caused by using old building - rm 301 has, as most old buildings in centre, enclosed balconies overlooking the street. These are old and windows don't fit (nice that they open). Street (at least in November) was surprisingly quiet of people noise as it is one of the two main central . But you will hear early morning bin men. And between 6-7pm pervading smell from all the surrounding eateries. But this wears off and doesn't really detract. Had an large bathroom/wetroom. This has not been entirely thought out - there could have been much more room for you to put wash bags etc. In fact places to put things not ideal overall (cramped coffee area, only tiny wardrobe few hangers. Rainfall shower proved too strong for drainage on day1 - leaked thru bathroom actually into bedroom. But quickly given extra towels to roll and use as a buffer and OK. Front desk really went extra mile to find excellent restaurant booking for special occasion (good need reservations well in advance for evenings, even in November). So why not straight excellents? - well the breakfasts (in the adjoining little bar) are disorganised and understaffed and food is only OK. This is an area they definitely need to concentrate on if they are to make this a truly boutique hotel. But overall we had a nice stay and being in central Valetta was WAY better than being in Sliema
stephen, gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice new hotel in central Valletta
The location of the hotel is great, the staff nice and helpful. The brrakfast could be better. Our room had no window. I think hotel should include that in the description of the room as I would never choose to book a windowless room.
Kriste, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Luxury comfort in beautiful surroundings
I felt very well taken care of by the friendly staff in this beautiful hotel. Location is perfect for business and pleasure in Valletta.
Donna, jp3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, modern facilities
The service in this hotel was amazing, and the interior design really made me feel at home. My only complaint is the shower temperature, it constantly fluctuates between normal and boiling hot temperature
David, hk4 night family trip

AX │ The Saint John

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